These bedtime stories about the moon not only offer a nice bedtime read, but also offer a little education about the moon, with which we share our planet. Our egg-shaped moon (it’s not round) is responsible for our seasonal tides and is much closer to earth than the sun (which is why they look the same size, even though the sun is 400 times bigger). You can learn how to navigate by the moon, with natural navigator Tristan Gooley.
The Moon Keeper is the story about a sweet conscientious polar bear, the moon – and the connection they share. Emile the bear spends his evenings ensuring the moon has everything it needs, to shine its light over night creatures. He clears away the clouds and telling the fruit bats to move away, when they play too close. Emile finds the moon nice to talk to, in the stillness of the night. But what happens when the moon starts to change, and slowly disappears? In a lovely touching series of small investigations (and a fair amount of worry), he learns that in life, things come and go – and it’s okay.
The Bunny on the Moon is a sweet story of a rabbit who lives on the moon. But not wanting to be alone any more, he builds a ladder to climb down to Earth. But who is making all those strange noises? And why is the bunny girl he meets so familiar?
Music for Mister Moon is the story of Harriet, a shy musician who likes to play cello alone in her room. But when a noisy owl disrupts her solitude, she throws her teacup out the window in frustration, and accidentally knocks the moon out of the sky. Over the evening, they became fast friends. Harrier buys the moon a hat, then takes him on a boat ride on a glistening lake. But can she work up courage to play music for the moon?
Ella’s Night Lights is a tender story on the power of friendship and kindness. Ella always dreamed of seeing the sunrise. But with her delicate gossamer wings, she can only come out at night. So when the moon is high, she collects as many shimmering beams of light she can find – a twinkle from a star, the glow from a lamp post. With her light, she guides lost and lonely animals, and finds friendship in Fox and Owl. And together, Ella’s animal friends know just how to return her kindness…